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Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
is looking to save the city money but it may cost some workers their jobs. as our len ramirez reports, street sweepers are getting the word their jobs may be outsourced, right at their busiest time of year. >> reporter: street sweepers in palo alto are like turkeys and football players. it wouldn't be fall without them. >> these people have been here years and years. they have experience. they know their jobs. they take pride in their jobs. >> reporter: and in a leafy city like palo alto, it is a big job. take a look at the size of those piles of leaves swept up from the streets and gutters of just a few city blocks. a crew of seven city workers has been doing this job for decades, but that may be about to change. the city is considering outsourcing street sweeping to private contractors to save money. >> seven employees will lose their positions in the city and they will hire contractors to do the functions that the employees currently do. >> we are sensitive to the fact that these are employees, it's their positions, and so what we're trying to do is our due diligence in terms of whether th
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
clinic set to open tomorrow in redwood city. about 1600 people have signed a petition against it. some neighbors say they are against planned parenthood because of abortion and lower property values. the redwood city location will only provide medical abortions, not surgical ones. >>> there's a push to create a park in honor of a 13-year-old santa rosa boy shot and killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy. sonoma county supervisors are set to meet tomorrow to talk about it. supporters of andy lopez have planted an oak tree near the spot where he was shot. he was carrying a plastic gun when deputy erick gelhaus shot and killed him in october. >>> a teenager set on fire because he was wearing a skirt returned to class today. luke "sasha" fleischman walked into maybeck high school three weeks after the incident. fleischman suffered burns on his legs and is still recovers. the 16-year-old boy who allegedly did it faces hate crime charges. >>> the palo alto war veteran detained in north korea for more than a month is said to be in good health. the swedish ambassador visited 85-year-old me
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
temperatures in some different cities. it was just below 50 degrees in the berkeley shores this afternoon. it wasn't much warmer overlooking the bay from the oakland hills. it was a clear sunny day but a chilly 51 degrees. and in hayward, temperatures stayed at 50 degrees as the christmas tree lot geared up for the season. what's the mobile weather lab registering now? our chief meteorologist paul deanno is out in the elements in castro valley. paul. >> reporter: liz, allen, it is certainly chilly. it was the coldest afternoon in the bay area on average since 5 days before valentine's day in early february. mobile weather lab in castro valley it is 46.8. it's already dropped three degrees in the past 20 minutes. when the sun goes down, temperatures drop like a rock. let's establish how warm or not we got today. san jose a high of 52. concord 51. napa 53. livermore only 51. setting the stage for a widespread freeze tonight, most of the bay area is under that freeze warning. the only exception is the city of san francisco. widespread lows in the mid-20s to the low 30s so watch out. protect
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
to protecting their homes. brian. >> reporter: the city of fremont is on the verge of putting up an entire network of security cameras across the city. one of the test cameras is above my head here on central avenue part of a growing number of communities and neighborhoods keeping close watch over would-be criminals. >>> reporter: in fremont's scott creek neighborhood the good old family dog is being outdone by a higher tech security. >> it's a deterrent. >> reporter: after battling break-ins about every other month, neighbors pitched in for these two security cameras that capture every car coming and going. >> we put up cameras at both entrances that are hi-def so as the cars come in, we catch their license numbers. >> reporter: in another fremont neighborhood, a security camera led cops to an alleged crook in 24 hours. police posted the video to youtube and within hours, they had more tips than they knew what to do with. this is the man rummaging through things inside the house's every move being recorded. it played out next door to this man's house. he also has a security camera. >> kee
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
. right around the freezing mark for fremont and redwood city. and downtown san francisco will drop down to 42 degrees overnight but it's not just the cold. there's another four-letter word we're going to use, snow. the east bay hills. santa cruz mountains. tomorrow night. above 2500 feet. you are under a winter weather advisory. we could see up to 4" of snow above that elevation coming up friday night and saturday morning. coming up in weather in about 10 minutes, we'll talk more about what's going on in walnut creek and when we're going to see 60 degrees once again because it is in the forecast. it's coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you. the snow on a friday night. dozens of people were forced into the freezing cold this morning when fire ripped through their apartment complex in san leandro. a bathroom at the bancroft apartments caught fire about 4:30 a.m. smoke filled the hallways while dozens of people escaped the flames. but they had to stand outside for an hour in subfreezing temperatures. some of them just in their pjs. >> i had to go up there to talk to the officer about get
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